An innovative training proposal @ Montecchia developed by Niuko Innovation & Knowledge and PlayGolf54: golf champions teach self-control, goals focus and success management.
The golf course can be a good place to practice self-control, concentration, manage emotions and many other necessary qualities for entrepreneurs and managers who want to contribute to their company’s success. This is what HOLE IN ONE! is all about. This experience-based training course is offered by Niuko Innovation & Knowledge, a training company of the Padua and Vicenza branches of Confindustria, in collaboration with PlayGolf54, a network promoting Golf della Montecchia, Golf Club Frassanelle and Terme di Galzignano.
HOLE IN ONE! is a fun and effective programme that involves thought, action and emotion, stimulates creativity and the ability to focus on objectives. The experience-based method alternates practice on the golf course with reflection activities in order help transpose students’ experiences to their work. The green is used to learn how “navigate” emotions. But why golf? On the golf course, as in management, if our objective is clear and focused, it is easier to achieve the goal. Anxiety and fear play an important role: emotions not only influence, but determine the final result, making it essential to learn how “navigate” them. The game of golf is a model of creative thinking, where every shot is different and the course’s characteristics, environmental context and available materials challenge players’ abilities. Niuko president Marino Malvestio explains: “HOLE IN ONE! is a new element in our training offer, which focuses increasingly on innovative proposals and experience learning. It’s training that helps entrepreneurs, managers and employees grow professionally and improve their personal, professional and business lives.” “Golf is a good networking opportunity to create new relations and contacts, and to broaden horizons,” explains Golf della Montecchia and PlayGolf54 President Paolo Casati.
To this end, HOLE IN ONE! is a very useful programme for manager training and professional growth: “Golf and entrepreneurship,” Casati continues, “are a winning combination in reaching objectives. This model has already been tested in many countries and has been successful in bringing many new people to the game of golf.” During the eight-hour HOLE IN ONE! program, participants become more aware of and practice a number of management skills: vision, strategies and tactics, maintaining concentration on the process and the goal, identifying best practices, determination and patience, acknowledging and managing emotions, creative thinking, dealing with frustration, adaptability, honesty, following the rules and taking responsibility.